This question would have to be the most asked question I think I have been asked in my time of being a Health & Fitness Professional along side to “How do I lose my stomach bulge?”
But today I am going to share with you some tips on how you can finally get motivated to follow through with your new healthy habits longer then just a few weeks, in fact these tips will help you to become addicted in the most healthiest way possible and live such a life where it becomes second nature to you.
First of all, everyone who lives a certain way of life has their “why?” So when you are wanting to start living a healthier and more active way of life or if you are just feeling a little more de-motivated than usual, then you need to ask yourself, “What’s your WHY?” Why do you want to be going to the gym? Why do you want to change the way you have been eating?
It might be because you want to shift a few kg’s or feel strong and confident, it might be because the food choices you make are leaving you feeling sluggish and tired and you cant get through your day without having 4-6 cups of coffee and that 3pm sugar fix.
Whatever it is you need to always remind yourself of your why to help keep you motivated, especially when you are having “one of those days.” We all have them but taking yourself back to the beginning and asking yourself those few questions can really trigger and ignite that flame inside of you and it will have you back on track in no time.
Whether you are just starting out and you are really trying to get into the groove and making this really work for longer then a couple of weeks, or if you have been living a healthy and active lifestyle for some time now and you are finding it hard to get back on track, just remember we all go through this at some point feeling less motivated then the week before, its totally normal and humane to experience these times.
But how you get yourself back up and on track determines how bad you really want it.
You can have all the help in the world, be trained by the best trainers out there but in the end it comes down to you and how bad you really want to make those changes. You have the power to make the change you just have to take the first step.
Another great way to stay motivated is to have a goal or goals in place. Everyone has goals and it doesn’t matter how big or small they are, they all mean something significant to you and that’s what’s most important. Without goals, things can easily go pear shaped “literally” (no pun intended).
It’s very easy to fall off track and not stay accountable to each meal and each training session when you don’t have a goal to look forward too.
You might have an event coming up that you want to look and feel good for. You could set out a time frame and plan a photo-shoot at the end to have photos to always keep you motivated, because once you have achieved those goals and you have some photos to always look back on because if you have done it once, you can most certainly do it again.
I personally have set goals before when I have had a holiday to look forward too. Majority of the places I have travelled to have been hot and you tend to spend a lot of time in bikinis so this gives me a lot of motivation to want to feel confident wearing a bikini in public. Overall, I just like to keep in shape all year round and this gives me motivation to always strive to be the best version of me.
My last tip to help you find motivation is to have a plan that is going to help you feel strong, fit, healthy, and confident.
By this I mean finding a program that gives you all the tools you need to be able to stay on track and keep you working hard each day to be the best version of you. Choose a program that you are going to enjoy, there is nothing worse then working out each day and it feels like a chore.
For example picking a running program for myself would not be ideal or practical because I do not enjoy long distant running and ultimately it would be a waste of money for me because I wouldn’t make it past the first day.
Pick a program that has variety so it keeps you coming back and wanting more. Find a program that is going to put you outside of your comfort zone, knowing that this is for the best so you can blossom into a strong and confident woman. Be sure that the program isn’t going to have you training for hours at a time, there is nothing worse then over training and would ultimately be doing you more damage internally then good in the long run.
“But Emily where do I find such a program?”
Well believe it or not, over the years of training hundreds of women in person, I have had the privilege of coming across so many different bodies and seeing what responds the best to certain training methods and techniques.
I have combined the most effective ways of training and put them all together and created my very successful BBSU42 Program (Bikini Body Shape Up 42 Days).
It is a mix of everything to keep you coming back for more and keep you excited to wanting to train. It is based around circuit style sessions consisting a mix of resistant (weight) training, body weight, plyometric (jumping) training, HIIT (high intensity internal training) with minimal cardio.
It does not matter if you are just starting out or you have been training for years and you are looking for a change in your training, this is for you!
The beauty about the BBSU42 is this program is created to fit you, as you get stronger and fitter, the program will grow with you, you will start to lift heavier weights, your rest time will be decreased so you are always be challenged no matter what stage you are at in your health and fitness journey. You can check out more info including some of the amazing results that have been achieved from using this program here.
I really hope this blog has helped you to ignite that flame inside of you to get you motivated to get out there and live your life to the fullest and constantly getting you to work hard at being the best version of you.
Remember – Do not compare yourself with anyone other than with the person you were yesterday.
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